I scanned this photo on January 29, 2009. I was in possession of my grandmother’s photo albums for a brief period — on loan from my Aunt Corrine. Even though I edited it a bit, I never really looked at it until today when I was trying to figure out who was who. I assumed that the boy in front was my cousin Ron Choitz and noticed his hair was standing up in the middle. I assumed the wind had come by just at the point the photographer was taking the photo. Studying the other faces, I noticed that the boy on the left in the middle row also had hair that was sticking up. Then I noticed the looks on the adults surrounding him. What a hoot!
No one looks at all pleased to be in this photo, except maybe Grandma Patrick and Aunt Norma. Everyone else is either looking shifty-eyed at someone else or into the camera, not smiling.
This was also my graduation party that I shared with my cousin Jim and his girlfriend. Of course, as with all important events ((including my wedding reception)), the party took place in our garage.